Month: July 2019

Bridenstine Greenlights ‘Green Run’ Full Duration Engine Test for NASA’s SLS Core Stage Moon Rocket

A pathfinder test article for NASA’s SLS core stage rests beside the B-2 test stand at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi that will be used for the ’Green-Run’ static fire test. Credit: NASA Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 27 July 2019 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL/MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY,LA  – After months of deliberating back and forth NASA Administrator Jim

VP Pence Declares Orion Artemis 1 Moon Capsule Complete During KSC Visit Honoring Apollo 11 Lunar Landing: Photos

Vice President Mike Pence visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 20, 2019, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo 11 Moon landing. He joined Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Apollo 11 moonwalkwer Buzz Aldrin, KSC Director/astronaut Bob Cabana and other dignitaries to announce the completion of NASA’s Orion crew capsule for the first Artemis lunar mission –

Used SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches to Space Station with New NASA Docking Port and Research Gear: Photos

A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for SpaceX’s 18th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station on July 25, 2019, at 6:01 p.m with the CRS-18 Dragon cargo ship and 2.5 tons of science and supplies. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com &

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and What’s Ahead for NASA’s Project Artemis Return to the Moon: Space UpClose Ken Kremer TV Interviews on BBC, TRT World and I24 News

Video Caption: Dr. Ken Kremer, scientist and space journalist with Space UpClose live TV interview with BBC World TV News on July 21, 2019, discusses NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission on the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing and what’s ahead with NASA’s new Project Artemis plans to return to the lunar surface by 2024, and the role of commercial

SpaceX Completes Falcon 9 Static Fire Test, Targets July 24 NASA Cargo Launch to ISS: Photos

SpaceX conducts successful daytime static fire test of recycled Falcon 9 first stage engines at 6 p.m. EDT on July 19, 2019 with exhaust wafting overhead at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for CRS-18 resupply mission to the ISS targeted for launch July 24.   Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 20 July 2019

Leaky Valve Blamed for Explosion of SpaceX Crew Dragon during Test Accident

SpaceX static fire testing anomaly April 20, 2019 resulting in a explosion that destroyed the Demo-1 Crew Vehicle and sent smoke billowing into the skies over Cape Canaveral, FL. Credit: Craig Bailey/Florida Today Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 17 July 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL  –  SpaceX officials now say that a check valve leaking toxic oxidizer propellant